NKN: Network Infra for Decentralized Internet
NKN is the new kind of P2P network connectivity protocol & ecosystem powered by a novel public blockchain. We use economic incentives to motivate Internet users to share network connection and utilize unused bandwidth. NKN's open, efficient, and robust networking infrastructure enables application developers to build the decentralized Internet so everyone can enjoy secure, low cost, and universally accessible connectivity.
NKN full nodes all around the world
Full nodes: 20928
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Countries and regions running NKN nodes: 49 (join as miner)
RANK COUNTRY NODES
1 United States 17114 (81.82%)
2 Germany 705 (3.37%)
3 United Kingdom 691 (3.30%)
4 China 559 (2.67%)
5 Netherlands 406 (1.94%)
6 Canada 321 (1.53%)
7 France 212 (1.01%)
8 Singapore 175 (0.84%)
9 Spain 126 (0.60%)
10 Russia 105 (0.50%)
11 Japan 89 (0.43%)
12 India 84 (0.40%)
13 Italy 84 (0.40%)
14 Czechia 34 (0.16%)
15 Australia 24 (0.11%)
16 Finland 23 (0.11%)
17 Romania 16 (0.08%)
18 Ireland 16 (0.08%)
19 Sweden 13 (0.06%)
20 South Korea 12 (0.06%)
21 Brazil 11 (0.05%)
22 Lithuania 11 (0.05%)
23 Austria 7 (0.03%)
24 Poland 7 (0.03%)
25 Vietnam 7 (0.03%)
26 Bulgaria 6 (0.03%)
27 Moldova 6 (0.03%)
28 Kuwait 5 (0.02%)
29 Switzerland 5 (0.02%)
30 Belgium 4 (0.02%)
31 Greece 4 (0.02%)
32 Ukraine 3 (0.01%)
33 Serbia 3 (0.01%)
34 South Africa 3 (0.01%)
35 Norway 3 (0.01%)
36 Turkey 3 (0.01%)
37 Indonesia 2 (0.01%)
38 Colombia 2 (0.01%)
39 Latvia 2 (0.01%)
40 Tokelau 2 (0.01%)
41 Portugal 2 (0.01%)
42 Slovakia 1 (0.00%)
43 Mexico 1 (0.00%)
44 Thailand 1 (0.00%)
45 Argentina 1 (0.00%)
46 Hungary 1 (0.00%)
47 Palau 1 (0.00%)
48 Republic of Lithuania 1 (0.00%)
49 Denmark 1 (0.00%)
50 Estonia 1 (0.00%)
NKN is building the world’s largest blockchain network, with more nodes than Bitcoin.
Why
Client-Server model is expensive, complex, and prone to failure & attack
Today most of the communication need to go through a centralized server, where it can be blocked or sabotaged, hacked into, or eavesdropped on.
Inefficient Network utilization results in waste of resource
Current Internet were designed for peak traffic but most of the time these networks are underutilized, leaving unused bandwidth wasted every second.
Centralization of blockchain systems diminish trust
Recently there are major blockchain projects using a handful of centralized servers to carry out consensus in the name of increasing transaction speed. This sacrifices trust and security, and diminished the technical and economic strength of a true permissionless blockchain system.
NKN advantage
Millions of nodes
novel MOCA consensus algorithm that is horizontal scalable and supports arbitrary number of consensus nodes. Our testnet had 5,878 consensus nodes which is only behind Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Aggregated high speed
nodes and clients can utilize aggregated speed of several routes. Adding more NKN nodes in the network can horizontally scale up throughput for the entire network.
Zero server
fully peer to peer and decentralized, no need to develop and run centralized servers. Significantly reduce complexity and costs, as well as remove single point of failure and remove the central honeypot for hacking.
Unique and global ID
unique NKN address enables service from anywhere in the world at any time; help people discover and search for applications and services.
Extra security and privacy
end-to-end and hop-by-hop encryption without Public Key Infrastructure or 3rd party certificates.
Low latency
support all applications including real-time 3D gaming, AR/VR, and IoT. Support edge computing and optimized routing. NKN’s data transmission is off-chain and not limited by consensus speed.
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